I am a 67 yr old wife of 48 yrs, mother of 2 sons and grandmother of 5! I loved this book that started it all! Favorite book next to Bible!
First of all, Davina Porter was a perfect choice to read Outlander! She handled each part perfectly! Outlander's storyline was very well researched from a historical nature as is the countryside of Scotland. You can feel and see it! The characters are really well filled out and so believable. You feel as if you are literally a mouse in a corner watching life as it is written in the story happen, A remarkable experience to be drawn in like that! I so loved this boo and each one in the series that I have read all but the 8th one eight times each see so much I missed each time I read it beforehand! The 8th one I have only read twice so far as it is less than a year out! Truly my most favorite read in my shoe life except for God's Holy Word!
The story line
I like her accents She doesn't do Boston but the rest are great
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
The story showcases the author's lurid fascination with rape and torture and even seems to embrace medieval punishments such as the pillory, beating, and disfiguration of children for petty crimes like stealing a loaf of bread, and flogging adults for all kinds of misdemeanors.
Rape is shown as a precursor to love in at least two cases - after Jamie beats Claire to "within an inch" of her life, he rapes her and soon thereafter she tells him she loves him. Later, Jaime is raped and tortured by the bad guy and then hates himself because it turned him on.
Rutting season is on - the book is so full of sex scenes that it actually gets boring.
Great narration, well written, interesting time travel premise (if you could cut out all the porn and S&M stuff), and you get 30 hours of story for 1 credit!
I understand this is FANTASY material and if this kind of stuff turns you on, I've got no problem with that. I just think the book should be labeled "S&M Porn" instead of "Romance" so that readers don't wander into it unaware.
It's really not my cup of tea.
I travel alot for my career. So having a book to keep me company is a perfect companion.
Historical Mystery Excitement
When Jamie took Claire back to the stones to let her go.
When Claire was being attacked and she turned to look into Jaime's face as he peered in the window to rescue her.
The way Jamie had to tell Claire about is time in prison. It was so heart wrenching. Then she had to reenact parts of it to make him fight for his life.
The book is amazing from cover to cover.
Acupuncture student with a long commute to school who loves quirky horror and sci-fi/fantasy
I found counting the paint chips on the wall more exciting than this book. I guess everyone says it gets better but I did not have the patience for it. I love audiobooks and it is rare for me to say I don't like one, but this one was awful
How well the narrator applies accents to the Scottish characters and English accents to the English characters. It really makes the personalities shine through and giving the characters realism.
The fantasy and passion. Any true historian dreams of the chance to travel back in time to experience what was like. To see how fresh and new the world once was then, untainted by pollution and technology.
This is my first book and will not be my last!
Great Love Story
My only complaint would be the occasional noises heard in the background of the narrators recordings.
Yes. I am making my way through the Outlander series. I would like to go back and start through again, picking up details I may have missed or forgotten.
The tv series was what brought my attention to the books. I felt the attention to detail was amazing and found the books more so.
I enjoyed the book immensely and immediately started on the second. The narrator is so easy to listen to. The moment Claire or Jamie start speaking, you know who it is by the tone and inflection. I find myself looking for any opportunity to listen, even if for only a few minutes at a time. The relationships of the characters are realistic and detailed. Very enjoyable listen! I am so addicted to this series already!
Heart grasping listen
Jamie. So strong mentally and physically
The hot springs
Time travelers adventure
I usually steer from time travel but this book was great and different in so many ways. I originally started out thinking It was gonna be boring but once characters were established it picked up. In the end I was grateful that the author took the time to establish each one.
Exciting, Romantic, Thrilling
She's very good. She keeps in character from book to book in this series.
It's silly but yes, I laughed and cried
I have stopped watching TV. I listen to audio books while I do everything. I like this series so much I went back while I was on book 6 and started over with Outlander. I love the length of the audio books. I feel like I'm getting my monies worth. My advice is to buy the 3 credits. then use them to get all the audio books in the series.